A general view of the beach at Blackpool South Shore in 1903, with Blackpool Tower in the background.

12 pictures of Blackpool like you've never seen it before

Blackpool has changed dramatically over the last 30 to 40 years, but can you imagine the changes over last 150 years?

Take a nostalgic look back through these amazing images from Blackpool's past, including a time before the town's famous tower had been built.

The beach at Blackpool before the tower was built in 1880.

1. Before the Tower

The beach at Blackpool before the tower was built in 1880.
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Regent Terrace at Blackpool, Lancashire in 1893.

2. Blackpool Terrace

Regent Terrace at Blackpool, Lancashire in 1893.
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The south shore at Blackpool, Lancashire, from the South Pier in 1893.

3. South Shore

The south shore at Blackpool, Lancashire, from the South Pier in 1893.
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Talbot Square in Blackpool, with the Theatre Royal and Talbot Dining Rooms in the background, circa 1893.

4. Talbot Square

Talbot Square in Blackpool, with the Theatre Royal and Talbot Dining Rooms in the background, circa 1893.
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